Edmonton Made enhance the exposure of locally based businesses and makes it easy to shop for distinctly Edmonton products. Launched in 2016 and run by Edmonton Economic Development Corporation, Edmonton Made believes supporting entrepreneurs and their ambitions contributes to our city's economic diversity.
2019/2020 marks the third edition of Gifted. To date, Edmonton Made’s annual gift catalogue has showcased over 200 products by over 100 different local businesses and has distributed 11,900 printed copies to Edmontonians, visitors, local and international media, conference organizers as well as economic trade offices around the world. The catalogues is also available for viewing online and has seen 38,000 unique pageviews.
We are thankful for all the businesses we have had the opportunity to showcase through Gifted. Here’s some of the results they have shared with us:
Edmonton Made is looking for products that are ready for sale in the following categories:
Gift catalogue submissions will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
A maximum of three (3) products per business will be considered, and a maximum of two (2) products per business could appear in the catalogue.
If you'd like to submit multiple products, please fill out an individual form for each product.
Products will be selected by a panel of local members of the business community, design experts and community leaders, in consultation with Edmonton Made. Here is the panel for the 2019/2020 gift catalogue:
Once submissions are closed, the selection panel, in consultation with Edmonton Made, will choose the products that will appear in the Gifted catalogue. The decisions will be final and permanent. Following the juried selection, Edmonton Made will produce a catalogue and advertising campaign.
All selected businesses must be willing to:
Some selected businesses will receive:
In submitting your product(s) for consideration, all participants accept that Edmonton Made, a division of Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC), may take professional photos of their product(s) and may publish them. All participants grant, free of charge, a nonexclusive license to EEDC, authorizing it to reproduce, publish, represent or otherwise disseminate the photographs of the gift catalogue items, without any limitation as to distribution territory, regardless of the medium used, including its website, for an indefinite period. Each participant (especially a distributor or designated agent) is responsible for ensuring that the texts and photographs submitted after the selection may be published and disseminated. Similarly, the participant is also responsible for obtaining the agreement of the designer or manufacturer for the submission of a proposal. EEDC does not assume any responsibility for copyrighted projects or photo royalties for any or all reproduced material with the purpose of promotion and production of the catalogue. EEDC may not be held responsible for any destination error or missed proposal delivery deadline. No part of the call for proposals may be construed as a formal agreement by EEDC to purchase, order or include the gift items in any or all proposed initiatives.
Questions about the submission are to be sent to:
Program Manager, Edmonton Made